Donna the Buffalo returns to 123 Pleasant Street
Published: Friday, October 12, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012 08:10
Donna the Buffalo, a folk rock/Americana band hailing from Ithaca, N.Y., will return to 123 Pleasant Street Saturday.
The band has toured the United States for the past 20 years, making frequent stops in Morgantown.
"This band has been playing 123 for the past 20 years. They have a rabid following, affectionately referred to as ‘the herd,’ which is made up of all walks of life from 20-somethings to 60-somethings. The show has always been a great time and always has a super vibe," said 123 Pleasant Street owner Louis Giuliani.
Donna the Buffalo describes their music as "feel-good, groove-oriented, danceable and often socially conscious."
DTB’s long nights on the road and late-night gigs has earned them respect from various music critics around the country.
Beat Magazine wrote, "Donna the Buffalo is in the enviable position of being a homegrown entity – a group that finds itself outside the coloring lines of the accepted formula – a formula that is now in the past tense … People doing what they love, and better, sharing that passion to the benefit of the public, is the strongest business formula ever written. Donna the Buffalo is living proof of that."
In addition to touring respected venues around the country, DTB regularly performs at music festivals such as MerleFest, Suwannee Springfest & Magnolia Fest, All Good Music Festival, Floyd Fest, The Great Blue Heron Festival, DelFest, and Targhee Bluegrass Festival.
They have also performed with top-name acts such as Jim Lauderdale, Preston and Keith Frank, Railroad Earth, Bela Fleck, John Paul Jones, Bill Kreutzmann, The Avett Brothers, Del McCoury and Rusted Root.
"It’s one of the shows that if you like to dance to real music being played by real people, this is the night," Giuliani said. "One of the locals’ favorite shows for sure."
The show begins at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20. All attendees must be 18 years-old to enter, 21 years old to drink alcohol.